KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command welcomed its new command chief warrant officer, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Anson Seebeck, during a charter ceremony October 25 at the Armstrong Club in Kaiserslautern.

Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Brady, commanding general of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, presided over the ceremony formally recognizing Seebeck as the 10th AAMDC's second command chief warrant officer.

"Chief Warrant Officer Seebeck 5 has rendered superb service in positions of steadily increasing responsibility in both technical and tactical realms at the battery, battalion and brigade levels," Brady said.

Brady applauded Seebeck and his family for their selfless service and welcomed them to the 10th AAMDC command.

"You are the expert of experts this formation needs," Brady said. "I am truly honored to serve with you and look forward to see the tremendous impact that I know you will have on our formation."

Seebeck's charter as the 10th AAMDC command chief warrant officer is to serve as the commanding general's technical advisor with all matters related to 10th AAMDC warrant officers and most importantly lead and mentor the warrant officers across the formation.

During Friday's ceremony Seebeck said words could not express how much he is looking forward to serving as senior warrant officer advisor in the 10th AAMDC.

"I'm incredibly honored to serve with the officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers of this great organization as your command chief warrant officer," Seebeck said. "There isn't anywhere the Seebecks would rather be than here with the European Defender Team.

Seebeck's most recent assignment was at the Patriot Evaluator and Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor Cross Functional Team with the Army Evaluation Command at Fort Bliss, Texas.

The 10th AAMDC CCWO is the primary advisor to the commanding general on warrant officer professional development, to include the proper balance of training, education, and mentorship of more than 44 warrant officers representing seven branches and 17 Military Occupational Specialty's within the organization.

The warrant officer corps originated with the congressional establishment of a mine planter service in the Coastal Artillery in July 1918. Currently there are 28,038 warrant officers across three components representing three percent of the Army force structure and 22 percent of the officer ranks with 17 branches and 44 specialties, seven of which serve in the 10th AAMDC. The rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5 is limited to five percent of the total warrant officer strength.